(1830 - 1897)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Education: Duquesne College, Pennsylvania Medical College, Class of 1852
Command Billet: Assistant Medical Purveyor
Branch of Service: Medical
Unit: Army of the Potomac
He practiced medicine in Philadelphia, Altoona, and Hollidaysburg, PA to 1857, then was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, USA on 2 October 1858. By 1860 he was post surgeon at Fort Filmore in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. He was surrendered there to Texas militia in July 1861. He was paroled on 30 July 1861 and exchanged in June 1862, returning to duty as Assistant Medical Director to General Pope, Army of Virginia.
On the Campaign
He was Assistant Medical Purveyor of the Army of the Potomac: at Frederick, MD during the Campaign and at Antietam after the 17th of September 1862.
The rest of the War
In 1863 he was Surgeon in Charge at Lincoln General Hospital in Washington, DC. He was promoted to Major and Surgeon on 22 December 1864 and honored by brevet to Lieutenant Colonel in March 1865 for his war service.
After the War
He continued in the Army with service in the West and in New York, and was promoted again, to Lieutenant Colonel and Surgeon on 17 November 1887. He had been injured in an accident, date not given, and retired on disability on 19 June 1891, then at Philadelphia, PA. He lived afterward in Butler, PA.
References & notes
More on the Web
He published a Narrative of the Surrender of a Command of U. S. Forces, at Fort Filmore, N. M., in July, 1861 in 1886; it's online from the Internet Archive.
05/18/1830; Butler, PA
12/11/1897; Butler, PA; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Butler, PA